When What You Know Is Tested

By |July 16th, 2018|

When What You Know Is Tested THE IMPACT of childhood trauma is as irrefutable as the description is vast. How it plays out in adulthood becomes the thriller Olivia's Turn. Two women under 30 enter into a fated confrontation. A father can't get peace, so he writes a letter to the producer of [...]

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July 4th, Our Country Calls

By |July 1st, 2018|

July 4th, Our Country Callsgraphic via Twitter, origin/artist unknown According to Becker, turnout rates dropped by 1.3 percent in Iowa, 3 percent in Wisconsin and nearly 4 percent in Ohio in 2016, a combination that became a death knell for Clinton’s presidential hopes in areas where Obama performed well during his two terms. [...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Victory Stuns Democratic Elite

By |June 27th, 2018|

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Victory Stuns Democratic Elite NO TIME for white men in the Democratic Party. A former intern for the great Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and with degrees in economics and international relations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slapped the crap out of the Democratic establishment. After her opponent Representative Joseph Crowley, an elite incumbent who [...]

Vogue Arabia Drives Message

By |June 2nd, 2018|

Vogue Arabia Drives Message THE WOMAN on the cover of Vogue Arabia is Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud. The June issue is "a celebration of the trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia." Vogue is taking heat over it because of May arrests of women activists, some of whom remain jailed. From Human Rights Watch [...]

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Harvey Weinstein’s Perp Walk

By |May 27th, 2018|

Harvey Weinstein's Perp Walk ... I was hopeful Harvey would plead guilty, that his surrender was volitional, so that in addition to carving out a singular position of disgrace, he could come forward as the predator who walks out of shame onto a new path of humility, introspection, accountability and amends, thereby leading [...]

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Royal Wedding, An American Duchess of Sussex *Updated*

By |May 19th, 2018|

Royal Wedding, An American Duchess of Sussex screen capture from NBC on Twitter Speculation leading up to the big day focused on whether the couple would invite Donald Trump, or his predecessor, Barack Obama. In the event, neither US president made the list, nor did the British prime minister, Theresa May. But the [...]

Olivia’s Diary, & Something Monica Lewinsky Wrote

By |May 14th, 2018|

Available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo #audiobook A COLUMN written by Monica Lewinsky for Vanity Fair (March issue) is entitled "Emerging from the "House of Gaslight" in the Age of #MeToo." An excerpt (emphasis added): I discussed this idea with psychologist Jack Saul, founding director of New York’s International Trauma Studies [...]

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Eric Schneiderman (Allegedly) Likes It Rough

By |May 8th, 2018|

Eric Schneiderman Likes it Rough SEX WITH powerful men can be a roller coaster of thrills, and sudden plunges into the darkness of your own fear. Power consumes. A man who wields power has an image of himself, amid applause, headlines, and the secrets he holds close, that never waivers unless exposed. Guzzling [...]

iTunes Podcast: Audiobook Teaser of ‘Olivia’s Turn’

By |May 3rd, 2018|

PODCAST: Audiobook Teaser of Olivia's Turn And while shares of print and e-book readers are similar to those from a survey conducted in 2016, there has been a modest but statistically significant increase in the share of Americans who read audiobooks, from 14% to 18%. [Pew Research] IT IS exciting to [...]

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Rudy Rescues Donald – Chaos Ensues *Updated*

By |May 3rd, 2018|

Rudy Rescues Donald...Chaos Ensuesphoto: Fox News channel screen capture “According to Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen were co-conspirators in a felony,” he said. “Now it is time for justice to be served, and we intend to serve it.” [Washington Post] WE ALWAYS knew Donald Trump was involved in the payoff to [...]